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Best Retirement Neighborhoods

Medellín has many good neighborhoods or areas, but the most popular for expatriates who come to live in this beautiful city are these five areas we are talking about for many reasons

Best retirement areas in Medellin

5 best Retirement Neighborhoods in Medellin

In reality, there are more than five neighborhoods to retire in Medellin, but these five are very popular among retirees

  1. El Poblado
  2. Laureles
  3. Envigado
  4. Sabaneta
  5. El Retiro

These five are, in reality, not neighborhoods but zones that have neighborhoods within them. These areas are all great areas to live in Medellin. 

El Poblado 
retire overseasCommonly known as the wealthy neighborhood in Medellin, or estrato 6. Here, the rich or most of the wealth is centralized here in Medellin; old and new money live here. This zone of Medellin is where the tourist district is also located. All the hip restaurants, hotels, and trendy stores are located.

El Poblado has it all, schools, malls, restaurants, commerce, and good transportation (but not by car, if you drive, you will be stuck in traffic). El Poblado, in the lower part by the money belt, is very walkable, with a bicycle path along with the Avenida las vegas in the Poblado part, is beautiful, I will be posting some pictures of the zone for you to admire this place.

El Poblado has three high-end malls, El Tesoro, in the upper part of El Poblado, is challenging to get there by transit transportation, but taxis are economical. Oviedo is one of the country’s oldest malls; right across the street from it, you can also find Santa Fe.

It also has a trendy party zone called El Parque Lleras. All I have to say about it is that don’t go there.

Let me know if you want more information about el Poblado. Also this site is all about poblado

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retiring overseas militaryI always thought Laureles was just that area surrounding La UPB, but that is not the case. Laureles is, in fact, huge! I learned that because of our real estate site (for local customers) about apartments in Laureles for sale. So when I started putting together the information for that site, I was like, wow, Laureles is massive. Wow. There is a little neighborhood within Laureles called Laureles, and that is funny.
Laureles is lucky to be 100% in the flat part of Medellin. The one disadvantage is that the views from balconies are not great if that is what you want. Simple, other than that. You don’t need a car. You can walk or ride a bike everywhere. It is effortless to do in this part of the city.

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Envigado is known as the Colombian Monaco for its standard of living. Envigado is a municipality in Medellín that offers endless benefits. It is a vast municipality with many things to do. It has everything. With parks, natural reserves, lower part, upper part, very high-level neighborhoods, and worker’s neighborhoods, it is one of Colombia’s municipalities with the best living standard.

Envigado is a splendid municipality for your retirement in Medellin. We have a site, especially for real estate in Envigado


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Sabaneta is the smallest municipality in Colombia. It is only 5 square km. But they are 5 km2 full of wonderful things, it is a town in the city, that is Sabaneta, this municipality has everything, and it has plenty to spare. It is a place with the air of a big city, but as I already said, it is a town, and it is a town where you will be able to make friends very quickly.

You will be able to find the most exceptional traditional coffees of a town in Colombia and also restaurants, shops, and many more things. Our page for the sale of real estate in Sabaneta

El Retiro

retire in medellin colombiaEl Retiro translates to retirement. This municipality is on the second floor of Medellín, which is lovely. It has a slightly cooler medium-temperate climate, not necessarily cold, but cooler. It is only 45 minutes from Medellín and is rural and charming. Full of what I call country mansions.

retirement overseasMedellín has many good neighborhoods or areas, but the most popular for expatriates who come to live in this beautiful city are these five areas we are talking about for many reasons, as we have already seen. For me, all the regions in the south of Medellin are magnificent, I have lived in Sabaneta for many years, and I appreciate it very much. Still, I understand why areas like El Poblado, Laureles, Envigado, and Retiro are also desirable. On our easy retirement tour in Medellin, you will have the opportunity to get to know them all and be able to enjoy them. Moreover, it seems to us that it is vital that all these areas are experienced. It is not necessary that you settle in one without knowing the others very well.
Although they are all in Medellín (except the Retiro, which is about 45 minutes from the valley of boredom), they are all very different; all have ways of being different, all have their idiosyncrasies, and they are all unique but different. That is why it seems that all of them have experienced an easy retirement. But nevertheless, Medellin is a beautiful city full of hidden treasures, and you will find out when you find your prize.
the best places to retire abroad in 2023So, how many of these five neighborhoods are the best for retirees in Medellin? In all of them, you will be able to have a very comfortable and pleasant life, apart from that you will be able to make new friends, enjoy, meet and many more things. So, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Ask us, we are here to give the best answers (if we have them), and if we do not have them, we will find out what you need to know.

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